Category Archives: Fashion & Beauty

Feb
12
2017

#MyTrendyTot Instagram Community Round Up 3

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MyTrendyTot Instagram CommunityOur little #MyTrendyTot Instagram community is going so well and me and Leanne are loving seeing everyones little ones in their cute outfits. So as it’s the second Sunday of the month (yesterday!!) which means it’s my turn to pick my top Trendy Tots again and I must say it was tough picking just 4 as there wee so many stylish little ones to chose from. But here you go. Continue reading

Jan
31
2017

Top 5 Mum Beauty Trends for 2017!

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beauty trends for 2017Recently the people at Ellisons asked me what I thought would be the big beauty trends for 2017…and I laughed! Now if you’d asked me that 2 years ago (even as someone who wears very little make-up) I would have easily been able to answer you as I’d have read the latest Elle, Vogue and Marie Claire magazine and I will have seen a huge ton of the catwalks from this season. Now I’m a busy mum with an active 7 month old, trying to run a blog and a photography company, I am lucky if I open a magazine let alone get to read one cover to cover like I used to. 

But it did get me thinking about the reality of beauty trends when you are a time strapped mum and I came up with a few things I think will be huge beauty trends with mums for 2017. How many of you mummies can relate! (Please note I mean this as a comic post!)  Continue reading

Jan
16
2017

#MyTrendyTot Instagram Community Week 1 Favourites!

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MyTrendyTot instagram community It has been so lovely seeing all the little cuties in their trendy outfits linking up with mine and Leanne’s new #MyTrendyTot Instagram community over the past week. I’ve loved seeing all the different styles and fun outfits we chose to dress our children in and it’s made my job of choosing my favs for this first week super difficult! But I finally made a decision and below you’ll see my first #MyTrendyTot stars.

My own little trendy tot has been wearing his new mouse dressing gown lots this week, paired here with his Aeroplane Pyjamas from TKMaxx. Cute and cozy which has been perfect for our stay in Bluestone over the last week which was a little bit nippy but very relaxing!

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Jan
5
2017

Best Teething Jewellery – Black and Beech Teething Necklace Review

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teething jewelleryIf you follow our instagram account you will know I am all about teething jewellery. Even though Elian isn’t officially teething yet (no sign of teeth buds) he loves nothing more than to chew on stuff, pretty much anything he can get in his mouth to be honest, and this has been going on for nearly 2 months. I’m pretty sure he will start teething soon but for now he is enjoying gum chewing everything and anything, especially my new Black and Beech Theo Necklace

I have a number of different teething necklaces and bracelets now as I have been lucky enough to be gifted some and won one in a fellow bloggers competition. They have become an essential day to day item that I don’t leave the house without, even if I’m not carrying the little man he will often play with one in his pram to keep him entertained when we are out and about. Even if he isn’t actually chewing my necklace he plays and fiddles with the beads, especially when we are breastfeeding. So having something specifically designed for his grabby hands instead of pulling on my non baby jewellery or my hair when feeding is great. Continue reading

Dec
4
2016

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day 4 Cornerstone Shaving Giftset

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Cornerstone shaving kit giveawayToday I’ve got a giveaway for the gents (or the man in your life)! It’s not often I have mens products on here (Jon doesn’t have much time to review and write these days with the business) but this is a product Jon reviewed a few months ago and genuinely loves and uses on a daily basis now! So who would like to win a Cornerstone shaving kit with a personalised engraved razor? Continue reading

Dec
2
2016

12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway – Day 2 Lara and Ollie Teething Jewellery Set

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teething jewellery giveaway

Welcome to Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!! Today I have a beautiful set of Lara and Ollie Teething Jewellery to give away to one lucky reader. These make the perfect gift to any new mum, mum to be or mum with a teething little one. You can win a bracelet and necklace set of your choice from Crab and The Fox!

Both me and Elian love my Lara and Ollie Teething Jewellery from Crab and The Fox. I chose the denim bangle and the Alexa necklace as I wear a lot of navy blue so figured the jewellery would go with lots of items in my wardrobe.  Continue reading

Dec
1
2016

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day 1 £40 Diwah Voucher

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Christmas giveaway

Welcome to the first day of my 12 days of Christmas Giveaway!! For the next 12 days I will have awesome giveaways for you to get your hands on some great new items in time for Christmas. I’ll have gift items for all the family so keep your eyes peeled and enter as many as you’d like to win someone the perfect gift for Christmas. If your still looking for some great ideas check out all my Christmas Gift Guides.

First up I have an awesome £40 Voucher to spend on the brilliant new design your own jewellery site DIWAH. Either treat yourself to something nice, design the perfect gift for someone special or give them the voucher to design their own piece of jewellery. Continue reading

Nov
29
2016

5 Reasons Why Men Should Grow Out the Beard

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Manscaping your facial hair

Something a bit different for you all today, today it’s a post for the gents! Jon has had a beard now for most of our relationship and I can’t imagine him without it, its become a fairly popular thing for guys to have now though too. So today I am handing over to lovely guest poster Wesley to talk to all the gents out there about why they should grown a beard! Wesley is the owner of iManscape. A site for men, beards, and manscaping. For more from him take a look at his website or like iManscape on Facebook. Continue reading

Nov
7
2016

DIY – Ombre Dyed Babygrows with Dylon and a Dylon Goody Bag Giveaway

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How to Ombre Dye

A few people bought little dude plain white baby grows, as lovely as they are, they just aren’t really us! So they have been sitting in a drawer in his bedroom since we were given them, luckily they were size 3-6 so he hadn’t outgrown them yet. Finally I have decided to do something with them! Dylon got in touch a few weeks back to ask if I fancied some dye packs to have a play with and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to break out those white babygrows. 
 
I received 4 packs of dye powder – Navy Blue, Bahama Blue, Forest Green and Tropical Green. So far I have tested out 2 colours, the Navy Blue and Tropical Green and I have saved the last 2 to test out next week. So here is how to ombre dye and my creations so far!

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